Presto Changeo Wallpaper Bye-bye!

Oh my soul.

For the love of all that is good and holy, for bunnies and rainbows, for the old and future generations to come:

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM USING WALLPAPER. EVER. ON ANYTHING.

Thank you. This concludes our public service announcement.

Just kidding.

No, but really. Please do not use wallpaper if you ever plan to sell your home. It always sounds like a good idea and, “ohemgee that’s such a great pattern!” and it’s so much faster than priming and painting and then putting another coat. Hear me on this: that wallpaper, no matter how good of an idea it is, is going to be a stain on humanity. And it might come back in style one day, but it could be a really long time before that happens.

So this particular wallpaper design really wasn’t that big of a deal, but it was dated and definitely didn’t match the overall feel of the other living areas.

And it’s nothing personal if you really enjoy using wallpaper. But I’ve spent ten days scraping and scraping and scraping and pulling wallpaper off our kitchen walls. And it has not been fun. I am downright cranky and cantankerous. It has been a huge mess. It has stuck to the drywall and pulled layer after layer of paper coating off the wall. But I am sooo close to being able to paint. SO close.

Before sanding, sealing and priming

After sanding, sealing and priming

Before sanding, sealing and priming

After sanding, sealing and priming

I’m not always this cranky. Just when I’m too tired to shower and get the paint flecks out of my hair! Hopefully we’ll have it painted and ready for company soon! Yay!

Wallpaper Removal: America’s #1 Hated Home Improvement Project

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